The Differences Between Us
Thu, Apr 24, 2003 60 mins
"The Differences Between Us" (Part 1 of three) explores the science---or lack of science---behind race. "Race isn't biology [but] an idea we ascribe to biology," says anthropologist Alan Goodman, and students at a learning lab discover just that when they match up their DNA.. The hour also looks at the role of social and geographical factors. "Under the skin, we really are pretty much the same," sums up paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould. "But we get fooled because some of the visual differences really are quite striking." C.C.H. Pounder narrates.